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Marina and the Diamonds Electra Heart inspiration revealed
Marina and the Diamonds Electra Heart inspiration revealed

Marina and the Diamonds singer Marina Diamandis has revealed how her new album Electra Heart was inspired by, not only her own experience in love and heartbreak, but also by the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. Marina also discussed the recent tour where she supported Katy Perry.

Diamandis explained to Lorraine, “It’s a bit cringe, but I wanted it to be a way of personifying love and heartbreak. The whole campaign is pink and fluffy, it’s about love. I can never just make up a story, it has to be something that’s happened in my life.”
 
She added, “It’s inspired by Marilyn Monroe, Madonna and Marie Antoinette. [Madonna is] a fearless person, she’s been knocked down so many times. For someone to keep going, it shows that they don’t want to just have fame and success, they want to be a successful artist.”
 
Marina continued, “[The tour was] phenomenal. She is really incredible. She created this cartoon-like image, but she’s quite serious. She’s incredible live, I got to see a big pop production up close so it was wonderful for me.”
 
Marina and the Diamonds is set to release her new album Electra Heart on April
Michelle Williams talks Oscar nomination
Michelle Williams talks Oscar nomination

The 2012 Academy Awards are just around the corner and former Dawsons Creek actress Michelle Williams has been nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in My Week With Marilyn. Michelle has admitted how she feels very grateful to get the recognition from the Academy and admitted that it is a testament to the legacy of Marilyn Monroe.

Williams explained, “I am so grateful to be acknowledged by the Academy for my work, which was made possible by the support of our director Simon Curtis and the camaraderie of a terrific ensemble of actors. A special congratulations to Kenneth Branagh and the fearless Harvey Weinstein.”
 
She added, “This role has been the challenge and privilege of a lifetime. I would like to think that the recognition our film has received by the Academy is a testament to Marilyn’s legacy.” Michelle Williams face stiff competition in the Best Actress category from Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis (The Help), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady). This years Oscars are set to take place on February 26, 2012 live on exclusively on ABC.
Hugh Hefner persuaded Lindsay Lohan nude Playboy shoot
Hugh Hefner persuaded Lindsay Lohan nude Playboy shoot

Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner has revealed how he had to persuade Lindsay Lohan to go nude for the Playboy photo shoot, after her people were trying to get less and less nudity shown in the pictorial. Hugh also admitted that it was his idea to use the famous Tom Kelley photo shoot of Marilyn Monroe for the concept of the Lindsay Lohan Playboy shoot.

Hefner explained, “The pictorial and the concept for the pictorial came from me. She had done semi-nudes before. I wanted to do something that would be memorable. So what is more natural, since she is a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe, than do something that is a tribute to the red-velvet, Tom Kelley photo shoot of Marilyn Monroe that was our very first Playmate?”
 
He added, “I think it was essentially mama and the folks around her that kept pushing for less nudity and I said, ‘We’re doing a nude pictorial here. We’re going to do it in a very classy way and we’re going to do it in a way in which it will not be forgotten.’ I think it was accomplished beyond anything I could have possibly imagined. People will not forget this pictorial.” The Lindsay Lohan nude Playboy pics were leaked online but have since been removed.
Emma Watson praises My Week with Marilyn co star Michelle Williams
Emma Watson praises My Week with Marilyn co star Michelle Williams

Harry Potter actress, Emma Watson has revealed how impressed she was with her co star, Michelle Williams’ performace as Marilyn Monroe in the movie My Week with Marilyn. Emma claims that she could not think of another actress who could have done a better job than Michelle and also praised the script for the movie.

Watson explained, “I was amazed at how much I saw of Marilyn in her. I trusted but until I really got on set I was like, ‘Wow now I really get it, I really, really get it.’ She’s perfect the Marilyn. I really believe that.” She then added, “It was such a page turner. I couldn’t put it down, I just wanted to know what happened. You know, quite aside from Lucy’s part being a great little part.”
 
Emma concluded, “Marilyn Monroe to me is just the most fascinating person and she had the most interesting life, I feel like it’s totally untapped.” Emma Watson is currently taking a break from movies as she focuses on her studies at Oxford University but you can see Emma, as well as Michelle Williams, in My Week with Marilyn, which is out now.
Hugh Hefner describes Lindsay Lohan Playboy pics
Hugh Hefner describes Lindsay Lohan Playboy pics

There has been a lot of interest surrounding the fact that Lindsay Lohan agreed to pose nude for a Playboy shoot, with many people eager to get a peek of the Lindsay Lohan Playboy pictures. Lindsay has claimed in the past that the pictures, which have already been taken, were extremely tasteful and now Hugh Hefner has reiterated those claims.

Hefner explained, “It’s a classic tribute, inspired by the original Tom Kelley nude pictorial of Marilyn Monroe.” Meanwhile Lindsay Lohan claims that she is taking control back from the press by giving them what they would usually fight for. She said, “Here is a woman who is giving herself to the public. She’s saying, ‘Look, you’ve taken a lot from me, so why don’t I give it to you myself.’ She’s taking control back.”
 
The Lindsay Lohan Playboy pictures are set to appear in the January/February edition of the Playboy Magazine, after Lindsay agreed a fee, believed to be in the region of $1million to pose nude for Playboy. It was recently claimed that Lindsay Lohan would be appearing in the next season of Celebrity Big Brother, however these rumours have been proven to be untrue.
Miley Cyrus hits out at weight hate
Miley Cyrus hits out at weight hate

Singer and actress Miley Cyrus, has hit out at people who constantly have a go at people because of their weight, calling people fat, when they are quite clearly not. Miley also claimed that, these people were the ones to blame for all of the unhealthy, super skinny girls that are around today.

Cyrus took to her official Twitter account to show a picture of an extremely skinny girl, with her ribs clear for all to see, along with the tweet, “By calling girls like me fat this is what you’re doing to other people. i love MYSELF & if you could say the same.”
 
 
Miley then returned to Twitter to post a picture of American sex icon Marilyn Monroe, who is considered by many, as one of the sexiest women ever. The picture had a caption underneath which read, “PROOF that you can be adored by thousands of men, even when your thighs touch.”
 
 
Check out the two pictures of both, the skinny girl, who clearly does not look too healthy and also the picture of the curvy Marilyn Monroe and let us know which one you think is sexier.
Megan Fox talks tattoo and piercing removals
Megan Fox talks tattoo and piercing removals
Transformers actress Megan Fox has secretly been undergoing laser surgery to remove the tattoo of Marilyn Monroe that she has. Megan claims that she does not want to be associated with the negativity that the tattoo, and Marilyn Monroe, represent.
 
Megan explained, “It’s a negative character, as she suffered from personality disorders and was bipolar. I do not want to attract this kind of negative energy in my life.” It is not the first time that Megan Fox has had something removed from her body, after previously getting rid of her belly button piercing.
 
Fox said of the occasion, “I did it when I was 16-years-old because I was a fan of Britney Spears. The only time I tried to imitate someone else. But then I thought it was tacky so I removed it when I turned 20.” Recent pictures have revealed that the tattoo is still visible, although very faded.